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but this one looks different? why? well, because it's an antique. today is the 100th anniversary of the 16th amendment which gave congress the right to levee a federal personal income tax. and this was the first form for filers when the filing deadline was march 1st instead of april 15th and the top tax rate was, get this, 6% on incomes over half a million dollars. now, the original tax act, the piece of legislation was just 15 pages long. to more than 73,000 pages with all the rulings and regulations. now, we can't get rates back to the 1913 levels, but can we try to get back to something simple, straight forward and honest that, once again, would fit on 15 pages. the correct answer to the gps challenge question was "c," the
new york fed said at last check 6,700 tons of gold in their vault. that is more than half million bars of the stuff and by our calculations, that's more than $300 billion worth of gold sitting below street level in lower manhattan. all of it is owned by the u.s. government, federal government or the fed's central banks none by the fed itself. by the way, storage is free, but you have to pay to move your gold in and out. so, we'll send you a bill, germany. thanks for all of you for being part of my program this week, i will see you next week. it's 2:00 p.m. in the east, 11:00 a.m. out west. i'm miguel marquez in for fredricka whitfield. these are the top stories we're following roeth now "cnn
newsroom." a highly decorated navy s.e.a.l., considered one of the military's best snipers. chris kyle was shot and killed along with a friend at a gun range near ft. worth, texas. susan candiotti is joining us live from new york. how exactly the shooting unfold. >> what a tragedy. the sheriff tells me chris kyle and chad were at a shooting. they all apparently knew each other. kyle is well known for helps vets transition into civilian life, some of them suffering from posttraumatic stress. they appear to be alone at the range yesterday afternoon when this happened and the sheriff says they don't yet know what was behind the shooting, what prompted it they rorved, listen to this, 25 to 30 weapons, including handguns and longons and ak 47s. they're still trying to sort out
which one was the murder weapon. now, after the shooting police say the suspect took off in former s.e.a.l. chris kyle's pickup truck. the bodies were not discovered for almost a couple of hours, 911 was called and investigators eventually found the suspect at his home about 75 miles away. he allegedly took off in a vehicle and police said they caught him about four to six miles down the road after first trying to talk him out of the house. apparently, they caught him without a struggle. took him into custody and ralur is charged with two capital murder charges. >> any motive behind what the suspect did? >> not at all. we don't know much about the suspect. we know according to the sheriff, he's unemployed. we don't know much more than that. however, our pentagon correspondent barbara starr tells us the suspect is a former marine himself who left the service in 2010 after four years. he served in "operation iraqi
freedom" for 12 months from 2007 to 2008 and in haiti after the earthquake and received ten medals, including several for his service in iraq. >> terribly tragic. thank you, susan candiotti in new york. chris kyle was well known to millions of americans. he was the author of the best-selling book "american sniper" and he appeared in the nba reality show "stars earned stripes." nick valencia joins us now. what can you tell us about kyle? >> chris kyle grew up in east texas and big affinity for horses and grew up handling guns for a young age. he went on to be a profific sniper for the navy s.e.a.l.s. he chronicled this in his book "the american sniper." he became infamous among iraqi insurgence. he had killed more than 150 insurgents and, as you mentioned, his legacy lived far beyond the service community. he was known to millions of americans.
in a recent interview with conan o'brien, he talked about his time in the field in iraq and why he had a $20,000 bounty on him by the iraqi insurgents. take a listen. >> how did the iraqi insurgents identify who you were? >> when i'd go into the house and we'd have to occupy houses. i would take the top of my uniform off and have my short sleeve shirt on and you could see my tattoo coming down my arm and they identified that with me and started every time somebody would be shot by a sniper in the area, they would associate that with me. >> he was incredibly humble man. in fact, miguel, when i spoke to his friend a little while ago, travis cox, he said he was not proud of his service but for being a family man. migu miguel? >> after he left the s.e.a.l.s. he had a other mission of helping soldiers with posttraumatic stress syndrome. is that something he battled himself? >> though chris kyle was never
officially diagnosed he struggled with everything that goes along with being in combat and he did have some struggles. but, as you mention, almost immediately after coming back to the united states he got involved with a nonprofit called fitgo. a dallas-based fitness company but a signed project called the hero's project. what they do, miguel. they work with soldiers suffering from ptsd. chris kyle was very involved in that community, but as i mentioned he was more proud of being a family man. as you imagine, those deployments he was gone, he was gone all but six months. he only spent six months at home after three years. incredibly difficult on him and his family. in a recent interview, i spoke to our affiliate and talked about those pressures. >> emotionfully it is very taxing. >> took it as an ultimatum. either you get out or she and my kids were going to be gone. >> of course, he looked at that and thought the marriage would
be over. you know what, he's probably right. i honestly didn't think that far ahead. >> chris kyle is survived by his wife and his two children. miguel? >> nick, thank you very much. in about an hour from now, the funeral begins for charles poland. he is the alabama school bus driver killed as he tried to protect the kids on bus after the gunman boarded it. all the children escaped except for one 5-year-old boy. he has been held in an underground bunker for six days now. victor, what are people in the community saying about mr. poland? >> well, before i answer that question, miguel. i have to tell you what you're hearing behind me is a helicopter and it's pretty loud. hopefully you'll be able to hear this. charles poland and what the community thinks about him. they call him a hero, no short of it. by putting himself between that gun and the children, he might have saved many of the lives on that bus. he's from a little town just outside of midland city,
newtown. kind of the place where everybody knows everyone else. population 1,500. got that motorcycle, as well, going by. population 1,500 where we're expecting a lot of those people to be at his funeral today. it actually, the crowd is expected to be so large they had to move it to a civic center. i met a friend of his, pastor robert smith. if he was alive, if he survived, he would probably be here trying to get that boy out of the bunker. also, listen to what a person who lives here in midland city says about ethan, that 5-year-old in that bunker with jimmy lee dykes and the community that surrounded him, she says, with love and support. >> we can fight and we can push through and we can pray and that our prayers are going to be answered that ethan is coming home to be with his large family. >> her name is michelle riley.
she is making black, blue and red ribbons. black to mourn the death and blue and red to symbolize the school colors of dale county schools, miguel. >> sound like a very fitting tribute for mr. poland today. police have not saying much about the kidnapping itself. what is the latest there? >> they have not said much about the kidnapping itself. there was a news conference very brief and the sheriff said this is a tough day for our family speaking about the funeral of charles poland. we do know that they are in constant communication and that line is open with jimmy lee dykes. also, we are are told that there is a possibility that more of those comfort items, the toys and games and coloring books, food and even the medication that needs to be delivered to that bunker, that could be delivered today. miguel? >> victor blackwell in alabama for us, thank you very much. super bowl sunday is finally here after americans spent an
estimated $12 billion getting ready for the big game. it's time to cook those wings and prepare the dip and put the beer on ice. the baltimore ravens face off against the san francisco 49ers in just about four hours in new orleans. all eyes will be on the quarterbacks. singer beyonce is expected to wow the crowd with her halftime performance and she promises it will be live, not lip synced. okay, all you doubters, president obama said he went skeet shooting, now, the proof is out. and you've got to hear what the president advisors are saying about the controversy on twitter. is north korea about to test a nuclear bomb? we'll get the details straight ahead. ♪ so, i'm working on a cistern intake valve, and the guy hands me a locknut wrench. no way! i'm like, what is this, a drainpipe slipknot? wherever your business takes you, nobody keeps you on the road like progressive commercial auto.
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clay targets on the range on camp david august 4th, 2012. let the photoshop conspiracies begin. before the picture was released, a chorus of conservatives had questioned the white house's claim like congressman marsha blackburn of tennessee. >> if he is a skeet shooter, why have we not heard of this? why have we not seen photos and why has he not referenced it? at any point in time we have had this gun debate that is ongoing, you would have thought that it would have been a point of reference. >> the nra is responding saying "one picture does not erase a lifetime of supporting every gun ban and every gun control scheme imaginable. iran will resume its nuclear talks later this month. the announcement comes after joe biden says washington is open to holding bilateral talks. biden and other leaders are in
munich, germany, for a security conference. iran's nuclear program is a great concern in direct talks over tehran's nuclear ambitions will be held in kazakhstan. another country trying to play the nuclear card is north korea. previously conducted nuclear tests but capabilities and intentions remain a mystery. now, north korea is threatening to conduct an underground nuclear test after successfully launching a long-range rocket. let's bring in dr. jim walsh who has hosted north korea delegations in the delegations. recently covered the tunnels to their nuclear test site. what do you think is happening on the ground? >> we had a couple false alarms and hard to know when exactly north korea is going to do something because they engage in deception, but i expect that some time during this month, we're going to get a test. now, they don't want to telegraph in advance exactly when that's going to happen because they know that the u.s. and other countries are going to
be trying to including activity at that site that you mentioned. statements from the government and certain anniversaries that are coming up this month as well as the inauguration of a new south korean president and all that points in the direction that a test is more likely than unlikely. >> is this just acting out by the north koreans? >> yeah, you know, i don't think nuclear weapons are going to solve their problems. they have domestic problems, economic problems. nuclear weapon isn't going to help with that. foreign policy problems and nuclear weapons aren't going to do nothing for that either. north korea is not out to start a war. that isn't the danger here. they know if they start a war, they'll lose a war. south cresaw the 13th biggest community in the world and they would lose any war that they started. but some symbolic significance for them. they would also be able to perhaps try to use it as leverage in negotiations. i think it's domestic factors and nose factors that more at play. you know, an inest thering thing
going on in north korea. we have a fixed image in our mind. it's undergoing change with this new leader and the new leader is trying to strengthen some new constituencies and weaken others. so this test and some of this acta activity may be part of the larger process going on. >> another concerning thing happening at the same time here. north korea launched the three-stage rocket into orbit last month. now with the nuclear test, they are set to have a handful of nuclear devices. any chance they could marry these two technologies? >> not in the short term. this is not an immediate threat. remember, we've had two previous nuclear tests in north korea in 2006 and 2009. they had a couple of rocket launches and a nuclear weapon requires more than that. you have to take a crude device, fashion it into a weapon, miniaturize it so that you can put it on a rocket and that rocket has to be 100% reliable. you can't shoot it up and have it come crashing back down on your own territory with a nuclear weapon.
so, that's going to take quite a while. definitely moving in that direction. an unwelcome set of developments. no one wants their program to progress, but i wouldn't say this poses an immediate threat to the united states. for me, the real threat here is that because of changes in south korean military doctrine and because we have two new leaders in korea. a new president in south korea, a new leader in north korea, i worry more about one of them making a mistake and then a crisis sort of getting out of control. if you ask me, that's the nearterm danger more so than them launching a nuclear weapon somewhere. >> north korea pours a lot of its resources into this nuclear program. given that dynamic with the south, can they really hang in there and keep up this and keep up the way they're going? >> the short answer is no. they spent something like 25% to a third of their gdp on their military. a percentage of their economy. some had speculated that one of
the reasons they're pursuing a nuclear weapons program, if we have nuclear weapons, we need fewer troops, fewer conventional weapons which are soaking up all this money in their economy. but, you know, in the long run, we don't know -- north cresaw the most closed country in the world. we all have guesses and we've all been wrong in the past but i think one thing that comes from this what we're doing right now isn't working. the sanctions aren't working and we'll have to start talking to them or doing something else to put this on a different path. >> dr. jim walsh, thank you very much for joining us. >> thank you. one of the most infamous monarchs in british history may have been found buried beneath a parking lot in england. we're about to find out if it's the real final resting place of richard iii. plus, there's a new place for you to get parenting news. i'm talking to host kyra phillips about her brand-new show. so if ydead battery,t tire, need a tow or lock your keys in the car,
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what you saw there, the man was holding a knife to his throat before cops tazered him and took him down. the queen and prince philip were not in the palace at the time. the whole thing took place during the famous changing of the guards ceremony. this story is for all you royal lovers out there. experts say they may have found the remains of king richard iii. you won't believe where. >> miguel, they're calling him the king in the car park. richard iii is one of the most infamous monarchs in english history portrayed by shakespeare as a vial and twisted villain accused of murdering his own nephews in order to secure his place on the throne. he met his demise all the way back in 1485.
he was killed in action at the battle of bosworth henry vii and the tutors won that day and they won the throne. richard iii burial place has long since been forgotten. that is, until now. over 500 years later, a team of archeologists is set to reveal their findings as to whether human remains found buried underneath a parking lot in central england is, in fact, the king. richard iii. now, so far circumstantial evidence released to the public points to the fact that this could very well be him, the skeleton shows signs of possible battle trauma and also shows signs of scoliosis or curvature of the spine and the findings all consistent with various historic accounts of his demise and experts have spent the past three months analyzing the remains in greater detail, including dna analysis. they've actually tried to take a sample of dna from the remains and compare it to a dna sample
of one of richard iii's families descendants. those findings will be released at a press conference tomorrow. i can tell you that richard iii enthusiasts are waiting with bated breath, miguel. >> thank you very much. our sister network hln will kick off their new parenting show tomorrow. i asked anchor kyra phillips what makes this show unique. all right, kyra, the new show launches when? >> monday. >> tomorrow. fantastic. >> little nervous. fantastic for you. we're a little nerve, but we're ready. >> what is the first program? >> news through the family's perspective. one thing we're talking about the super bowl. not just the game. what is the family perspective? two coaches, their parents don't know who to love more because their kids are going at each other, right? what is the parents' perspective. the boy sitting at home with the family and wants to play football and be that 49ers star
or that baltimore ravens' star and parents know what they know about concussions and brain injuries and about, you know, all the controversy concerning helmets and their little boy says, i want to play football, mom and dad. how do you handle that and talk to them that maybe it's something they don't want their kids to do. >> whether it's newtown or this young man who has been taken hostage in alabama. is it how parents talk about these things to their kids? >> you're going it get the news but through the lens of a parent. so, what parent isn't sitting home hearing about this story, of this 5-year-old in a bunker with a deranged man and, you know, he's crying for his mother. you can hear him through the pvc pipe. as a parent, i start thinking about my kids. do i want them riding the school bus? how are school buses protected? how is the driver trained to protect my child? >> is this how, how are you putting it together?
does it fill a need that is out there? >> there is nothing like this out there. everyone asks me how this is different from any show on a network? it's different because it's news with your family in mind. it's the angle that you're not going to see on any of the other networks. they're all doing the same story, right? talking about the same story. for anybody that is raising a family, they're going to see angles that you don't see on other networks. >> noon to 2:00 on monday. every week day. >> you're inuvl vavolved with t family. you're close with your parents and raising your nephews. >> break a leg, good luck. >> don't forget to tune in, "raising america" premieres noon tomorrow. an elite group of super star athletes and cris carter is one of them. who else was elected to the hall of fame? stay right here for the answer. !